American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Without; lacking: blameless.
- n. Unable to act or be acted on in a specified way: dauntless.
- n. Lacking (something)
GNU Webster's 1913
- A privative adjective suffix, denoting
without, destitute of, not having; as wit less, child less, father less.
- From Old English -lēas, from lēas ("devoid of"), from Proto-Germanic *lausaz. (Not related to less, which derives from *laisiz, *laisizô.) Cognate to German los, -los. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English -lesse, from Old English -lēas, from lēas, without; see leu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, the video for "Friday" was pulled off YouTube in June, leaving us "Friday"-less.”
“Within the civil service, 146, 256 staff took part in strike action -less than a third of the total, according to the Cabinet Office.”
“Until Black's lawyers and Ark Music can reach a resolution over the song, we'll be "Friday"-less for a while.”
“The My Passport for Mac also has a 1 TB max capacity but does away with the display and FireWire in favor of the smallest footprint ever for an WD external drive -less than 3/4-inch thick-and is powered through the USB 2.0 port.”
“The kids in Finland are -less than 3 percent of them are in poverty.”
“With a rain-delayed extra-inning Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers forcing its way into prime time on Fox, the other broadcast networks were able to take advantage of an "X Factor"-less Wednesday night of television the Rangers eventually won the game, 7-3.”
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